An Open Letter to Senator Bob Graham, Michael Moore, and Amy Goodman
by David Griffin
October 5, 2011
Foreign Policy Journal
Dear Sen. Graham, Michael Moore, and Amy Goodman:
Regarding your discussions on Democracy Now, September 15th and September 29th, including “Michael Moore Backs Call to Re-Open Investigation of 9/11 Attacks,” — the “best evidence” formulated by the new 9/11 Consensus Panel may be helpful in your quest.
The work of this distinguished expert Panel was first announced in a North America-wide press release on September 9, 2011.
Brief summary of the Panel’s function and importance:
The mainstream media has claimed for a decade that it is not in a position to evaluate the technical evidence being presented by the 9/11 Truth Movement against the official narrative of the events of September 11, 2001.
Many in the media perceive a problem in challenging government explanations that they feel are over their heads.
A parallel problem existed in the field of medicine for many years, during which there were contradictory, unranked approaches to medical treatments.
This problem was greatly reduced by the introduction of “evidence-based” medicine.
Using widely accepted verification tools such as the Delphi Method, medicine has now developed hundreds of standard Consensus Statements to guide physicians in diagnosis and treatment.
Similarly, 22 expert members of the new 9/11 Consensus Panel have recently developed 13 Consensus Points of “best evidence” opposing the official account of 9/11.
The respondents, who remained blind to one another throughout the process, provided… Continue reading
March 22, 2011
Dear Mr. Moyers:
We note the wide publication of a speech you gave on January 27, 2011 titled “Is This a Private Fight or Can Anyone Get In It?” In it you described “truthers” (your designation) — people seeking the truth about the attack of 9/11 — as guilty of disinformation, of sophistry and of
cherry-picking anomalies in order to perpetrate what you claim to be a “Big Lie.” You also stated that the central claim of “truthers”, that the Government has lied about the attacks, has not taken hold in the public mind.
Regarding public opinion, that a sizable proportion of people throughout the world believe there was federal involvement of some form in the attack has been mainstream news for years, and there is now a Wikipedia page devoted to global opinion polls about 9/11. As well, you know that the Commission was established only after more than a year of entreating by families of victims, that it was severely limited in both time and funding, that it was under the absolute control of a director with ties to the Administration, and that abundant information inconsistent with an official story was excluded.
What has become known as the “9/11Truth Movement” includes a great diversity of people, many with impeccable credentials and reputations, who have in common an understanding that the official governmental story of 9/11 is filled with obvious fabrications and who feel impelled to pursue the truth. The collective that you have painted… Continue reading
Published October 6, 2010
by David Ray Griffin
I experienced some serious illnesses during June and July that almost resulted in my death. Because many people have kindly expressed interest in my condition, and also because I do not wish to repeat myself dozens of times, I have written up this account.
Background: I had experienced some medical problems starting in 1990 that are relevant to the recent conditions, although these illnesses themselves involved no serious concerns.
In 1990, 1995, and 1997, I had back operations for herniated discs. Although the first of these three operations involved serious pain, there were no complications, hence nothing serious.
Then in 2005, my doctor discovered something potentially more serious: My aortic valve developed serious stenosis (due to rheumatic fever I had as a child). My aortic value was replaced by a pig valve. As before, there were no complications.
However, hospital operations occasionally lead to diseases, so the fact that I had so many operations with no complications must be considered lucky. In 2010, my luck ran out.
In June of 2010, I had a fourth back operation. It was by the same surgeon, and it was quite simple — so simple that I was able to leave the hospital the third day. Also, during my first week at home, my healing seemed to continue with no problems.
But, things suddenly became problematic. During the following weeks, I became increasingly unable to walk. Finally I was sent to the emergency room,… Continue reading
August 17, 2010
Donna Marsh O’Connor
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
In February of 2002 a group of family members of 9/11 victims formed September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows in order to challenge the ever inflating sentiment and hysteria that led our nation into (eventually) two wars; that led to the death of thousands of U.S. servicemen and women, countless civilian casualties, and an era of perpetual fear-mongering perpetrated by politicians that today places us squarely in the viral debate over a place of worship near Ground Zero.
Despite the fact that PT (as we often like to call ourselves) has been around from almost the beginning, it is this acrimonious debate, fueled by the mainstream media’s voracious appetite for angry controversy that our voices are sought after.
When we asked for an end to the sentiments of retribution and hostility. Did anyone hear?
We asked for an end to war. More wars followed.
We try to hold Barack Obama true to his promise to close Guantánamo Bay, to follow the rule of law and the American Constitution. This is still a work in progress.
Each and every day, in one way or on one issue or another, we fight to have our voices count in the seemingly monolithic deployment of “9/11 families believe, think, say…”, but we rarely hear our words echo above a whisper.
But now as our nation is engaged in the primal battle over what constitutes racism, religious freedom, and religious persecution, we are… Continue reading
by Stephen Dinan, former Board member of 911truth.org (Fall of 2004)
July 27, 2010
In early September of 2009, Van Jones contacted the current board of 911truth.org asking to be removed from the 911 Truth Statement, which was created in the Fall of 2004. Since the current members were not working with 911truth.org in 2004, former Board members researched the situation and were unable to produce electronic or written evidence that Van agreed to sign the Statement. Based on what we were able to ascertain from memories, it is plausible he was asked verbally through an intermediary without reviewing the full text, as he has stated. Because we do not have a written signature and his view is that he does not agree with the Statement, the current Board removed his signature as requested on Sept. 9, 2009, for the organization respects each person’s right to have their views accurately represented.
Of the original signatories, 97 out of the 100 and all of the family members remain behind this important call for an independent investigation into unanswered questions around 9/11, a group that includes respected academics, former government officials, journalists, and political leaders. 911truth.org invites media and government officials to take this Statement from a range of notable Americans seriously while respecting that Jones should not be seen as part of this group.
There is nothing more fundamental to being American than our right to question and seek the full truth. For that call, no one should receive vilification… Continue reading
An Open Letter to Terry Allen, Noam Chomsky, Alexander Cockburn, David Corn, Chris Hayes, George Monbiot, Matthew Rothschild, and Matt Taibbi1
According to several left-leaning critics of the 9/11 Truth Movement, some of its central claims, especially about the destruction of the World Trade Center, show its members to be scientifically challenged. In the opinion of some of these critics, moreover, claims made by members of this movement are sometimes unscientific in the strongest possible sense, implying an acceptance of magic and miracles.
After documenting this charge in Part I of this essay, I show in Part II that the exact opposite is the case: that the official account of the destruction of the World Trade Center implies miracles (I give nine examples), and that the 9/11 Truth Movement, in developing an alternative hypothesis, has done so in line with the assumption that the laws of nature did not take a holiday on 9/11. In Part III, I ask these left-leaning critics some questions evoked by the fact that it is they, not members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, who have endorsed a conspiracy theory replete with miracle stories as well as other absurdities.
I. The Charge that 9/11 Truth Theories Rest on Unscientific, Even Magical, Beliefs
Several left-leaning critics of the 9/11 Truth Movement, besides showing contempt for its members, charge them with relying on claims that are contradicted by good science and, in some cases, reflect a belief… Continue reading
As many of you may already know, Cindy Sheehan and Jon Gold are in Washington protesting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. They, along with many other anti-war activists, are camping out at the Washington Monument.
It surely is not easy to “keep the flame of protest’ when the media and special interest groups fight us at every juncture. But, as Cindy and I both know all too well, life is precious and we have lost too, too many young lives already.
Cindy and Jon, I cannot be with you, but I am truly there in spirit. May God keep you safe.
Father of Bobby McIlvaine
On Monday morning, we are setting up Camp OUT NOW on the lawn of the Washington Memorial. I have chosen to partake in this because for 9 years we have tried to use the “system” to bring truth and accountability for the 9/11 attacks, and the “system” does not work.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but 9/11 is not being allowed in the courts. So I don’t know what option is left. Part of 9/11 Truth is being anti-war. That’s part of the reason we do what we do… or at least I’ve always thought it to be the case. That we are trying to end the “9/11 wars” by exposing the truth. I can’t think of a better place for 9/11 Truth to be than an event designed to end the wars. Knowledge is, after all, power.… Continue reading
[Mailed to our email subscribers 11/2/09, republished here for ease of viewing]
Dear Truth Advocate,
A few updates of interest to readers follow . . .
1) 911TruthStore.com closing
2) The Hard Evidence Tour Down Under 2009
3) “The Turning Point”, statement from NYC Coalition for Accountability
1) 911Truth.org is closing our online store, www.911truthstore.com
Due to a lack of necessary resources to continue to maintain and stock
it, fill orders and meet customer service needs and handle back-end administration, we are closing the store. We have marked prices down to at or below our original cost for nearly all remaining
inventory, which offers you a great opportunity to purchase brand new books,
DVDs, audio CDs, stickers, posters and deception/conception/media/election dollars
at really low prices.
As you may know, the store was previously a significant source of support for
the organization and to those of you who have supported us with purchases there,
we thank you very much. And of course, to those of you who have made and continue
to make contributions to the organization, thank you!
Of our list of nearly 18,000 subscribers and hundreds
of thousands of readers each month (millions in September), 53
individuals made a donation in October, ranging from $3.00 to $50.00.
We sincerely thank those 53 people.
If it is important to you to see 911truth.org continue to exist as
a valuable web presence and resource for important news and research, right
NOW is a critically important time for you to… Continue reading
July 14, 2009
For years now, New Yorkers, Americans in general, and millions around the world
have been plagued with deeply troubling questions about what really happened
on September 11th, 2001. Let down and betrayed by the non-findings of the farcical
911 Commission and its white-washed “report”, victim’s family members
and patriotic citizens have taken matters into their own hands by using the
peaceful and democratic means of the New York State Constitution to resolve
The New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) has filed a petition
containing 52,000 signatures calling for a referendum on the creation of a New
York City independent commission to begin an investigation with power of subpoena.
Unlike the 9/11 Commission, this one will not simply support the least inconvenient
conclusions using cherry picked evidentiary findings. Instead it will carefully
examine ALL of the evidence, including that which suggests that explosive, controlled
demolition was the true cause of the high-rise collapses witnessed that day.
This is a historic opportunity to make real progress towards accountability
and justice in the single most relevant, unresolved event of modern times. It
is an opportunity for REAL change, and it is one that America cannot afford
to waste. In order to override City Council if the referendum is vetoed, NYC
CAN needs only 20,000 more signatures, which would virtually ensure that the
voice of the people not be muted or ignored in this matter. If NYC CAN gets
these 20,000 signatures, the referendum WILL go on the ballot, and New York
City will be able to vote for justice!…
By Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff
July 9, 2009
An international truth emergency, now in evidence, is the result of fraudulent
elections, compromised 9/11 investigations, illegal preemptive wars, and continued
top down corporate media propaganda across the spectrum on public issues. Glenn
Beck recently was able to say on national Fox News television that 9/11 Truth
people openly supported the shooting at the Holocaust Museum. Beck claimed that
9/11 truth proponents see James von Brunn as a “hero.” Beck’s
statement is completely without factual merit and represents a hyperrealist
slamming of a group already slanderously pre-labeled by the corporate media
as “conspiracy theorists.”
Conspiracies tend to be actions by small groups of individuals rather than massive
collective plots by entire governments. However, small groups can be dangerous,
especially when the individuals have significant power in huge public and private
bureaucracies. Corporate boards of directors meet in closed rooms to plan to
how best to maximize profit. If they knowingly make plans that hurt others,
violate laws, undermine ethics, or show favoritism to friends, they are involved
in a conspiracy.
The main method of critics of unofficial investigations into 9/11, election
fraud, and other controversial issues is to lump together all the questions
and/or lines of inquiry as if they all have equal validity. Obviously, they
do not. This, however, allows critics to dismiss fact-based, transparent inquiries
into major problems with official explanations of these crucial matters by focusing
on the most absurd claims only. These are fallacies of overgeneralization, straw… Continue reading
We as members of the 9/11 Truth community deplore all forms of hatred and violence, including the unprovoked murderous attack by James von Brunn on June 10, 2009, in the Washington Holocaust museum. We also deplore peddlers of hatred who use such events for their own purposes, such as Glenn Beck, who recently said that von Brunn, because of his attack, was now “a hero in the 9/11 Truther community,” which “would like to destroy the country” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQnfJeUzzKk).
There is no foundation whatsoever for these flagrant lies. Beck intentionally overlooks the fact that he shares Von Brunn’s views on the Federal Reserve (stating “it’s totally fine to speak out against the Fed”), views that von Brunn acted upon when he tried to arrest the Fed’s Board with a bag of weapons in tow. Beck essentially overlooks the fact that von Brunn took action on his White Supremacist views, leading him to murder a Black guard in a Jewish museum. Yet Beck cautions viewers that 9/11 Truth advocates pose a graver threat, and are bent on working with al Qaeda to destroy the nation. (“… people like white supremacists or 9/11 truthers that would also like to destroy the country. They’ll work with anybody they can.”)
Beck ostensibly encourages thinking for oneself, questioning authority and holding people to account when it comes to the Fed, yet when it comes to the crimes of 9/11, the mere act of questioning is treasonous, fraught with potential dangers on a scale that threatens the nation itself.…Continue reading
March 4, 2009
Dear Senator Leahy,
We felt compelled to write to you regarding your recent call for the formation
of a “Truth Commission”. According to your press comments, this
Commission is supposed to look at the following:
* the politicization of prosecution in the Justice Department
* the wiretapping of U.S. citizens
* the flawed intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq
* the use of torture at Guantánamo and so-called black sites abroad
These are serious allegations of criminal activity by certain members of the
Bush Administration. While we applaud your initiative in looking into these
matters, we feel this approach is wrong.
As the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, you already have the responsibility
and legal authority to investigate matters relating to federal criminal law
without having to form a special commission. You are also bound by your oath
of office to support and uphold the Constitution by ensuring that those who
govern also abide by the rule of law.
Furthermore, a “Truth Commission” will not fix the real problems
that our country faces, nor will it guarantee that we will get to the truth.
The 9/11 Commission, which you want to model your commission after, is a perfect
example of that flawed process.
The 9/11 Commission was mandated to follow the facts surrounding the events
of September 11, 2001 to wherever they might lead and make national security
recommendations based upon those facts. Sadly, prior to even beginning their
investigation, like you, the 9/11… Continue reading
Saturday, 13 December 2008
“That which you do not resist and mobilize to stop
you will learn — or be forced — to accept.”
From the Call to Drive out the Bush Regime, 2005
Barack Obama is sending a surge of 20,000 troops to Afghanistan.
An anti-war movement that does not move immediately to oppose the Obama
doctrine of shifting the central front of the war on terror to Afghanistan,
no longer deserves to be called an anti-war movement.
Millions of people voted for Obama because they thought he would end the war.
Yet Obama filled his cabinet with Hillary “Obliterate Iran” Clinton,
Robert Gates, James Jones and Susan Rice (“a kettle of hawks,” said
He is not only continuing an unjust war by leaving 80,000 troops and 17 permanent
bases in Iraq, and all over the region, including nuclear carrier-led task forces
with enough firepower to “annihilate” any country in the region, but
Obama is enlisting many progressive sections of society to support and be complicit
in waging a spreading war for U.S. hegemony and imperialist expansion known
as the “war on terror.”
The election of the first Black president is effectively re-branding preemptive
and illegal wars of aggression to make us feel good about them. Massive anti-war
sentiment and action is already being transformed into flag-waving patriotism,
passivity and capitulation in the face of horrors.
The U.S. military, stretched thin and full of discontent after six years of
carnage in Iraq, is now being replenished.…
December 13, 2008
by Cindy Sheehan
"An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot."
Thomas Paine (Revolutionary)
I was recently in Cuba to attend a Human Right’s conference. Cuba is a lovely
country (with many problems still) that will be celebrating 50 years of Revolution
on January 1st of 2009.
Cuba is struggling economically because there are limits to what a tiny island
nation can do, especially when the mightiest nation on this planet sits menacingly
to the north and has maintained a blockade against trade and travel for many
decades. The nation of Cuba is struggling economically, but since they have
been able to survive (not quite thrive) after all this time gives the citizens
of Cuba a rightful pride and sense of unity that is not so apparent in The Empire
that has tried to crush them.
The Revolution led by the Castro brothers, Che Guevara and many other Cuban
heroes overthrew the US puppet government in Havana led by US proxy General
Fulgencio… Continue reading
Five years ago tomorrow the 9/11 Visibility Project began, in Kansas City and
Seattle, holding weekly vigils asking America to support the 9/11 Families in
their efforts to demand an investigation of the events of 9/11. For the next
18 months, Kansas City was in the streets every single weekend with signs, flyers,
outrage, and courage as we watched the families’ success in forcing the creation
of the Commission turn to deception upon deception. City after city began to
join us, the Eleventh of Every Month campaign kicked off with monthly actions,
national groups like Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth,
Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, We Are Change, and so many others came to life.
As we came to realize we were never really going to “reform” the media,
we became the media instead, through radio shows, independent newspapers,
public access tv productions, dvd, book, and flyer creation, and perhaps most
importantly, person to person communication of real truths our neighbors’ corporate media
was not telling them.
We have succeeded much more than we usually recognize. In spite of our government
“catapulting the propaganda” and their media minions continuing to
assist in making sure the lies are disseminated thoroughly, we know (through
our last national Zogby poll) that a majority of Americans do not believe the
government propaganda narrative of 9/11. We are rejecting, as a people, the
fear mongering hatred continuously heaved upon us. We’re asking, “What
role do I play in this?… Continue reading
“I contend that should some civilian order you to initiate a nuclear attack
on Iran (for example), you are duty-bound to refuse that order. I might also
suggest that you should consider whether the circumstances demand that you arrest
whoever gave the order as a war criminal.” (Dr., Lt. Col. Bob Bowman)
Duty, Honor, Country 2007
An Open Letter to the New Generation of Military Officers Serving and Protecting
By Dr. Robert M. Bowman, Lt. Col., USAF, ret., National Commander, The Patriots
Dear Comrades in Arms,
You are facing challenges in 2007 that we of previous generations never dreamed
of. I’m just an old fighter pilot (101 combat missions in Vietnam , F-4 Phantom,
Phu Cat, 1969-1970) who’s now a disabled veteran with terminal cancer from Agent
Orange. Our mailing list (over 22,000) includes veterans from all branches of
the service, all political parties, and all parts of the political spectrum.
We are Republicans and Democrats, Greens and Libertarians, Constitutionists
and Reformers, and a good many Independents. What unites us is our desire for
a government that (1) follows the Constitution, (2) honors the truth, and (3)
serves the people.
We see our government going down the wrong path, all too often ignoring military
advice, and heading us toward great danger. And we look to you who still serve
as the best hope for protecting our nation from disaster.
We see the current Iraq War as having been unnecessary, entered into under
false pretenses, and horribly mismanaged by… Continue reading
My brother was on the 94th floor of the North Tower. He was 47, a VP with Marsh Mac.
Many of you know the pain of losing a family member or friend six years ago, and the added trauma of seeing the towers fall, over and over, as the media replayed the death and destruction.
I will never forget my 6’2″ “baby” brother who towered over me. I will never stop missing him and wondering how it is that he isn’t growing older with me and our other brother. My 84 year old Dad misses his daily calls, checking up to see if he’s okay since mom died 10 years ago. I will never forget standing around the dining room table with my dad and brother as we helped each other take DNA samples to hopefully identify Billy’s remains, if any were found.
I know others lost family members, loved ones younger than Billy, and as suddenly. What causes me sometimes unbearable pain is the way my brother’s death has been part of a government perversion to justify killing other innocents, just as suddenly, just as tragically.
Americans and people of other nations, other faiths and cultures, continue to die as our President continues to use those who died on 9/11/2001 as justification for his own deluded and horrific purpose.
I will remember my brother, William (Billy) Peterson today as I do everyday. Thank you for providing a forum to express my pain.
With the Zogby results from last year showing 70 million Americans distrust the official story about 9/11, results of a brand new national poll to be released shortly, and the cross-issue coalitions coming to fruition lately, we know the numbers of people looking for this information will be even higher this year. It’s important to remind ourselves, and others, that we are NOT the disempowered “fringe element minority” media would have us believe.
We are millions and millions of patriotic, thinking, aware Americans and citizens of countries worldwide. Standing together on 9/11/07 is an important opportunity to recognize and build on our own strength, commitment, and power. Thanks for helping with that.
Donna Marsh O’Connor, mother of Vanessa Lang Langer who was killed in WTC Tower II, 93rd floor, has written the following Open Letter. Please help distribute this with the listings of events.
This September 11 will be the sixth anniversary of the day I had my last chance to talk to my daughter,… Continue reading